Flight Training Lesson 31

1.5 Hours Dual Cross-Country, 1.5 Hours Night; Pre/Post Flight Discussion 0.75 Hours

by Philip Greenspun and Kasim Te; revised August 2006

Developed for students at East Coast Aero Club which operated under FAR Part 141 from July 2008 through July 2010.

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The student will become familiar with night cross-country operations and procedures. The lesson will emphasize pilotage in the night environment and the use of established helicopter routes in Class B airspace.

This lesson should satisfy the night cross-country requirements of FAR 61.109: "One cross-country flight of over 50 nautical miles total distance".




Completion Standards

The student will plan and execute the cross-counrty night flight with minimal instructor assistance. The student will maintain altitude +/- 200 feet and established heading +/- 15 degrees. The student will correct for differences between preflight fuel, groundspeed, and heading calculations as necessary in flight. The student will arrive at the en route checkpoints within 5 minutes of the revised ETA and will provide an updated destination ETA.

Instructor's Evaluation and Recommendations:

Flight Training Record, Lesson 31

Any deviations from the completion standards should be noted in previous section. After completing a maneuver listed under Introduction, place a check mark next to that maneuver. Assign grades of Above Standard, Meets Standard, or Below Standard to maneuvers listed under Review.

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